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Aug 31, 2013 1:00am PDT
quote terms of budget numbers, how does it compare to the what the u.s. spends on intelligence a couple years ago? >> "the washington post" calculate as best they could. it's difficult because we don't have historical information, either, like we didn't have this in the present day. this makes u.s. spending on intelligence now higher than it was even at the height of the cold war by, you know, $10 billion or so in current. >> really adds up when you put it together. thank you is much, amon.
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Aug 31, 2013 1:00am PDT
quote player in u.s. intelligence, maybe the national spashl intelligence agency that flies satellites and maybe the nsa was spending money. we know 14.7 billion going to the cia every year.
PBS
Aug 30, 2013 4:30pm PDT
has an obligation to make sure that we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. now i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm, but as i've already said, i have had my military and our team look at a wide range of options. >> will he or won't he? the white house lays the ground work for a strike on syria, leaving wall street and the world waiting. this is "nightly business report" for friday, august 30th. >>> good evening everyone and welcome. i'm susie gharib. >> and i'm bill griffeth in for tyler tonight. a determined president obama today making the case to justify a u.s. military strike against syria over its use of chemical weapons but no decisions have been made when and how the u.s. will respond, only affirmations no u.s. troops will be sent on the ground. john kerry said administraon has evidence the assad regime used chemical weapons that killed more than 1,000 syrians, including hundreds of children. kerry said being war weary does not allow us to turn the other cheek. >> we know after a decade of conf
PBS
Aug 7, 2013 7:00pm PDT
during the dog days of summer as others head to the beach? >> power players, in a huge switch the u.s. is a refiner to the world and a hand full of companies are helping lead the charge. >>> shopping spree, we all like the idea of buying american products but finding them is a different story. so we hit the mall to see for ourselves in our special series made in america. we have all that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for wednesday, august 7th. >>> good evening everyone and welcome. call it the summer stumble. it doesn't qualify as a swoon or full fledged sale off yet but u.s. stocks fell dropping like dominos. japan notably declined 4% as the yen rose against the dollar. here in the u.s. investors seemed unsettled by reoccurring fed chatter thinking the u.s. may scale back stimulus in september maybe not. if not, maybe the end of the year. either way, investors didn't like it. the dow dropped 48 points and the nasdaq to 3654 and the s&p 500 closed at 1690 and change. >>> since 1987, august is the worst month for stocks, so what should investors do? joining us with his
PBS
Aug 7, 2013 7:00pm EDT
've had it for three, believe it or not, three days in a row. >> right. >> of u.s. equities sliding a bit? i gather your view, medium and long-term on the u.s. economy is pretty good and hence, for u.s. stocks, as well. >> sure, i think the catalyst for the recent run up to really last week had been earnings. earnings have not only met expectations but really beat them and that catalyst is drawing to a close. we're almost done and at this point i wouldn't read too much into the daily volatility of the market because volume is low. come september, i think everyone will come back to play and that's really going to dictate where the rest of the year goes for equity. >> there is something about september, there is mentality of getting serious again, back to school, whatever. the theme so far this year for investors is buy now and sell higher later. do you see that theme changing come september? >> yeah, i think that if you have to take a step back and say if i have a new dollar, where do i think there is the best place to put it? we think equities is the best place. august or september, that'
PBS
Aug 20, 2013 4:30pm PDT
are about spending and how that could impact the u.s. economy. first up, home depot. sales soared 11% helped by the turn around in housing. sales are so good they uplifted the sales and earning look for the rest of the year. >>> barnes & noble doubled, hurt by a 20% drop in sales by the nook e reader. j.c. penney lasts tripled and sales dropped 11% as it tries to recover from sales strategies of the past. the biggest surprise is from best buy, earnings up a stunning 22 times from a year ago. it looks like the electronics giant once left for dead enga neared a turn around that could be the envy of the sector. courtney regan has more on the comeback. >> reporter: this is the type of shopper best buy is trying to attract. the kind that's willing to come into the store and spend money. >> there is usually quite a lot to choose from and if you can't find it here, it's online. >> reporter: for years they company to bring in paying customers. best buy was the place for shoppers to showroom or preview an extensive tv or computer before buying it at cheaper prices at amazon or walmart but today inves
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 4:30pm PDT
griffeth in for tyler tonight here with susie gharib. waiting for confirmation the u.s. and its allies are nearing a decision on staging a military strike against syria. that fear sent the markets into a tail spin on tuesday. today a different story, though, stocks ended higher, that after traders heard no further rattling about syria and after a surge in oil prices that actually helped lift energy stocks today. the dow ended higher of three straight losing sessions finished up 48 points, the nasdaq up 14, the s&p added 4. crude oil up another dollar a barrel. it's first settle above $110 a barrel since may of 2011 and that helped the entire energy sector and sent shares of dow components exxonmobil up more than 2%. >>> even though oil prices spiked higher, prices here at home at the pump are holding. that could change. hampton pearson explains. >> reporter: as millions of americans get ready to hit the road for the long holiday day weekend gasoline prices at $. $3.55 a gallon are up. possible military strikes against syria could be a game changer with some predicting a 10 cents a gall
PBS
Aug 27, 2013 4:30pm PDT
the debt ceiling and whether the u.s. will be able to pay it's bills come mid october. >>> securing your requirement. whether you're 25, 35, 45 or 55, we'll tell you how much you should be saving now to make sure you do not out live your money. that and more tonight on "nightly business report" for tuesday, august the 27th. >>> good evening everyone. i'm susie gharib here with my colleague bill griffith. investors here in u.s. and around the world dumped stocks worried about the possibility of the u.s. and allies might take military action against syria over it's use of chemical weapons, so investors moved money to safe havens like gold, oil and treasuries. here is a run down of the numbers by the closing bell. the major stock averages fell 1 to 2% and the dow tumbled 170 points and the nasdaq lost almost 80 and the s&p down 26 points. prices on u.s. treasuries rose with the yield on the ten-year to 2.72%. >>> while mean, gold jumped sharply up $27 to $1,420 an ounce. oil also surged. crude gained almost 4% to $109 a barrel, the second biggest gain of the year. >>> well, the rising tensi
PBS
Aug 21, 2013 6:30pm PDT
it will be sinister but they are against us, at least a week and a half ago and technical deterioration and we may not be through it. looking past near-term issues and other macro issues with the imp men take of affordable care act, the sequester cuts. evaluation is reasonable, corporate earnings are descent and i think investors are only now four and a half years start in -- starting to get more enthusiastic about the market. there is really very little indication that what i believe was the secular bull park at the end. there will be times in a long-term bull market you need to correct and pause. i think that's the environment. i'm not swayed by the short-term worries in terms of long-term optimism. >> are you in the camp with so many others that think the u.s. economy may be the one, the place that out performs in the short-term and hence, u.s. stocks are a better bet over the next few months than emerging markets or foreign stock sns. >> we have a prou.s. stance in our global allocation views right now. certainly relative to emerging markets, which we have been suggesting investors lightening
PBS
Aug 29, 2013 4:30pm PDT
stronger, the u.s. economy grows faster than expected that gives wall street a chance to breathe and the next question now is does this mean strength the fed has to act on? >> wage rage, fast food workers take to the streets all across the country for higher wages. some say raising pay is the right thing to do. others say it's an attack on business. >> and one of the crowd as tuition rises, students and families find new ways to pick up the tab, turning to crowd sourcing to pay your way through school. all that and more for this thursday evening, august the 29th. >>> good evening everyone i'm susie gharib here with my colleague bill griffeth. tyler is off tonight. good news was really good news again for investors today with stocks edging higher and new signs of strength in the economy. investors brushed off fears about a possible military strike against syria and focused on a positive development right here at home. the nation's gross domestic product or gdp grew at a stronger rate of 2.5% during the spring quarter and that prompted investors to put more money into stocks. hampt
WETA
Aug 20, 2013 6:30pm EDT
have really learned from the newtown tragedy. nbc's gabe gutierrez joins us from decatur now with details. gabe? >> reporter: lester, all 800-plus students have been accounted for tonight, and no injuries have been reported. visitors are supposed to be buzzed into the school, but somehow the suspect got through. a terrifying scene in suburban atlanta. a reported gunman and an elementary school, children being quickly herded to safety, and dozens of officers swarming. >> why would you run into an elementary school with innocent babies? >> reporter: around lunchtime, police say a 19-year-old man wearing dark clothes walked into the front office at ronald mcnair discovery learning academy with an ak-47 and told the clerk to call a local tv station. as officers approached, police say he stepped outside the school and fired at least six shots. when police fired back, he dropped to the ground and surrendered. no one was injured. >> i never thought something like this would happen in my neighborhood, period. >> reporter: for linda bell, it was three hours of agony. the wait for her
PBS
Aug 15, 2013 4:30pm PDT
retailer says consumers in the u.s. and around the globe are spending more cautiously, the market pays attention, and the bigger concern is that the discount retailer doesn't see it abading any time soon. walmart's second quarter profit comes in line with wall street's expectations, but a short fall in sales. the discount retailer also slashing full-year forecasts for both earnings and sales. stores open at least a year fell come parred to last year, though, the company said both improved throughout the quarter. walmart executives blaming the 2% payroll tax hike that hit most americans this year for the reluctant to spend. >> the lower income consumer is under a lot of pressure. the mid to higher end, certainly the higher end is doing okay. >> reporter: on a media call walmart's cfo said indications for back to school and apparel and home goods is good, exciting. it depends on the product category and brand noting consumers are spending on bigger ticket goods like cars and home furnishings, though trading down on smaller purchases. >> the consumer has more capacity to spend today than
WETA
Aug 21, 2013 6:30pm EDT
is in dekalb county, georgia weath georgia, with the latest for us. kate? >> reporter: good morning, lester. a lot of security here, a double front door, you have to be buzzed in, but the gunman was able to closely follow someone in the school. 800 children were inside the classrooms and yet not one was hurt. >> a shoot-out. >> reporter: a self-portrait of michael hill, who took an ak-47 assault rifle and close to 500 rounds of ammunition into an elementary school. >> do not let anybody in the building including no police. >> reporter: and today another portrait emerged of the fast-speaking school book keeper in the front office who dialed 911. he said he don't care, he have nothing to live for. >> reporter: shr relayed messages from the shooter to the operator. >> he went inside and started shooting. >> reporter: three sheriff's investigators who specialize in high-risk situations were just feet away from the front door. >> i can handle anything in my profession, but i can't handle something happening to an innocent child. just, you know, you dig deep. >> reporter: as teachers texted each
PBS
Aug 16, 2013 4:30pm PDT
. the federal judge presiding over the biggest bankruptcy filing in u.s. history order add mediator to handle negotiations with the city's unions and two largest pension funds. the idea is to save money on litigation against the city and speed up a resolution of this historic bankruptcy. >>> turning now to egypt. another day of violence and bloodshed as the military police continue their assault on supporters of oust the president mohamed morsi. from cairo, we have more. >> reporter: a very tense cairo here tonight as supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi continue to clash with security forces, not just here in cairo but across the country. it started after the protesters called for a million-man march, a friday of rage after friday prayers, and that did materialize. what happened around the square area and also some of the bridges, a lot of people have been killed. the images we've seen are very disturbing, very bloody images and mass gunmen in operation with ak-47s entrenching in battle. we have developments from the kingdom of saudi arabia saying they stand with egypt against terror
PBS
Aug 5, 2013 4:30pm PDT
%. >>> joining us now to talk more about this rapidly changing media landscape is jason blair. media 12re analyst with the advisory group. good to have you with us. why don't we start with the time warner cbs spat and we'll work our way back through some of these other stories. what time warner said is, you don't like our offer to pay you for retransmission rights to carry your stations as part of a bundle. how would you like it if we charge basically on a per customer basis and you have to sell yourselves to all of our customers system wide? do i have that right and will cbs ever accept it? mr. blair, obviously we're having issues with his audio, we'll try to bring him back a little later in the meantime, let's move on to wall street. for a while, it looked like economic data showing the services sector might set the tone, that failed to take hold with a lack of any conviction. the dow had its worst day in more than a month. the dow falling 46 points, the nasdaq did manage to add three points. briefly touching a new 13-year high. the s&p 500 was off two and a half, still, it stayed a little bit
PBS
Aug 6, 2013 4:30pm PDT
targets, long-term political hot potatoes. diana olick joins us from washington with more on what all this might mean. >> reporter: suzy, it should come as no surprise mortgage is front and center, as interest rates are rising, credit is the last barrier to full housing recovery. >> our housing market is beginning to heal. >> reporter: president obama returned to arizona, one of the hardest hit states in the housing crash four years after using this dessert backdrop. >> we got to turn the badpage o the bubble and bust. we need a housing system durable and fair and rewards responsibility for generations to come. >> reporter: it's reforming the nation's 10 trillion dollar mortgage market making it easier for home buyers and putting capital at the center of housing finance ask pulling government out. that means a gradual wind down of giants fannie mae and freddy mac, which together with the fha back over 90% of new loans. >> i believe our housing system should operate where there's a limited government role and pry vent lending should be the backbone of the housing market. >> reporter: t
PBS
Aug 2, 2013 4:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: while the unemployment rate dropped slightly in july, it's still subburnly high for the entire u.s. labor force. but it's dangerously high for america's youth, and that's going to be an issue, both for back to school spending and beyond. >> the unemployment rate for teenagers that sort of 16 to 19-year-olds went from a low of 12.7% back in the height of the boom of the 1990s, 2000 to double that today. close to 24% today. >> the recession hit us all. if we can't purchase anything, the retailers aren't making money. it's just a domino effect for everyone. everyone is affected by it. >> the kids don't make a lot of money so it's up to the parents to support them. >> reporter: the center for american progress estimates 10 million americans under 25 are unable to find full-time work and estimate the cost for the group $20 billion in lost wages since the recession. retailers catering to the group should be particularly concerned about the lost spending power. >> the persistence of this 20% plus unemployment rate among teens means it stays tempted. >> reporter: the retail team surveys 52
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